4/5/17 – A carjacker sporting a bullet-proof vest who shot a mailman in the Bronx is a parolee recently arrested for three other crimes, officials said Wednesday.
Clarence Brooks is accused of forcing an off-duty mailman out of his car at gunpoint on E. 232nd St. and Carpenter Ave. in Wakefield Tuesday afternoon.
As Brooks, 27, tried to speed off in the mailman’s car, an on-duty postal worker blocked his escape, witnesses told police. Brooks firing wildly at the 30-year-old postal worker, grazing his arm.
After crashing the stolen car, Brooks allegedly carjacked a woman’s Nissan Pathfinder — but crashed into another vehicle, trapping himself in the crushed SUV. He had to blast out the window to get out as police approached and took him into custody. Read more at NY Daily News